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Easy Guacamole

I love guacamole!

In my opinion, there is no wrong way to make guacamole: the key is to use the ripest, freshest ingredients possible. Here’s a basic easy recipe but there are dozens of ways to personalize it. For example, some people don’t use tomatoes — but I love the beautiful color they add and how the red contrasts with the purple of the onions. Some like their ”guac” smashed to death while I like it with a bit more chunks and texture. And sometimes I leave out the jalapeno. :-)

INGREDIENTS

Fresh, beautiful ingredients

2 ripe avocados

1/2 red onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)

2 TBS fresh cilantro (more or less, depending on taste)

1 small jalapeno, seeded, minced (Be careful when handling hot peppers!! Don’t touch your eyes.)

1 TBS fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp sea salt

Dash of fresh black pepper

1/2 ripe tomato, seeded, chopped

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Slice avocado in half, twist to separate and carefully remove seed. Scoop out avocado “meat” into a small bowl.

2. With a fork, mash the avocado. Then add the onion, cilantro, lime and seasonings; mash to combine. Add jalapeno if using.

3. Gently mix in tomatoes just before serving.

Serves 2-4

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